So, I know, I never post, but looking at my 2013 Health Benefits has made me a little pissed off. I was curious how your health insurance benefits compare. Am i being a big baby or do I need to look elsewhere?
Back in 2011 my company was bought out and so my wonderful health insurance was gone and crappy insurance came in for 2012. Basically, 2012 I paid $350 a month for myself and DD which included health, dental, vision. I had a FSA card that could be up to $5k. My insurance was the 80/20 after deductible was met, preventative is covered 100%, $1,500 deductible per person, $35 copay, $5k max out-of-pocket. Generic meds $15.
I loved my FSA, because I could use it before the total amount was deducted from my paycheck, etc. But now...
2013: $350/month for myself and DD includes health, dental, vision. Preventative is covered 100%. $3,000 deductible per family, No copay, $9k max out of pocket. Now, there is an HSA up to $4k. Pay full price on meds.
So, I am not great at deciding insurance and what is good, etc. Does this seem to suck? The HSA can't be used like the FSA. Basically I can only use what money I have in there. Then, no copay just seems crappy, especially for meds.
I get the whole HSA and you are not taxed on it, but is that really enough for me to enroll in this? Or should I just take what HSA would deduct from my paycheck and place it in my savings for my health costs?
Also, for additional information, my husband works for the same company. We were planning to have another baby in 2013.
So, what do you think?